This forum brought together development partners, youth-led organizations and policymakers to discuss the critical role young people play in ending FGM/C and why they should be recognised as key stakeholders and strategic partners in Covid-19 recovery.
The webinar targeted African youth, girls-led, youth-led, CSOs and grassroots organizations/coalitions, FGM/C survivors, activists, policymakers, development partners, funders, researchers, media practitioners among others.
- To present an overview of research findings on ’Evidence on the effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) And Child, Early and Forced Marriages (CEFM) In Kenya, Uganda, Senegal and Ethiopia’’ & Intersection between climate change and FGM/C among Maasai in Kajiado, Kenya.
- To provide an essential platform for African youth to demonstrate ways in which they are stepping up and taking action on ending FGM/C within Covid-19 context.
- To identify youth-focused ideas and innovations to End FGM/C which can be translated into impactful solutions.
- To provide a forum where African youth can build relationships and share solidarity with fellow young activists from across the continent – building the opportunity for collaboration and taking on an identity as a global, Africa-led youth movement.